Whitehead was accused of taking less than $200 worth of items from a convenience store.
Whitehead failed to appear for his arraignment for the incident on July 6, which led to a subsequent charge, according to police records.
Receiver Dez Bryant was admittedly close with Whitehead, but he understood the decision the Cowboys had to make.
Whitehead has told the Cowboys that it wasn't him.
Basically, this is either a bad case of mistaken identity or Whitehead has misled his agent about his whereabouts on June 22.
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This follows multiple off-the-field incidents a year ago for Whitehead.
ESPN reports that team sources indicate the Cowboys weren't interested in hearing Whitehead's explanation and that they simply wanted to release him after yet another incident.
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Whitehead only has nine catches in his two-year career with the Cowboys, which might explain why Garrett and the Cowboys are adopting this hardline stance.
Whitehead reportedly has another court date scheduled for August 10. He later announced on social media that the dog had been returned unharmed. A plane ticket showed Whitehead was in Dallas then landed in Washington D.C. 10 hours after the alleged incident.
Running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in an altercation on July 16 at a club in Dallas where a man was punched. The team also signed Greg Hardy in 2015 after Hardy was convicted of domestic violence.